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  • Obituary: Richard 'Dick' Averill


    Richard J. “Dick” Averill, 84, passed away Sunday morning, Dec. 9, 2012, at the Vincent House Comfort Care Facility in Wayland.

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  • Richard J. “Dick” Averill, 84, passed away Sunday morning, Dec. 9, 2012, at the Vincent House Comfort Care Facility in Wayland.
    Dick was born March 5, 1928, in Hornell the son of Clayton and Lottie (Wheeler) Averill. He grew up in Hornell and remained a resident there for the first 18 years of his life. Upon graduating from high school, he served his country in the U.S. Air Force. Subsequent to his honorable discharge and upon his return from the Air Force, Dick and Anna Flynn were married on May 6, 1950, at St. Brendan’s Church in Almond. Together they celebrated over 57 years of marriage prior to Anna passing away in September of 2007. Dick and Anna lived together in the Almond area for a number of years prior to moving to Perkinsville where they resided for over 30 years. In 1991 Dick and Anna moved to Honeoye Lake and he has remained there ever since. Dick’s employment career was mostly spent as an upholsterer for the Gunlocke Company at both the Almond factory and upon their close, the Wayland factory, retiring from there in 1990.
    His hobbies were many as he enjoyed his favorite sport of bowling gour nights a week. He traveled to many ABC bowling tournaments throughout the years. Fishing, hunting, horseshoes and taking trips to the casino were also things he enjoyed. He was an avid New York Yankees fan and he liked to volunteer for the Senior Citizen groups in Farmington, Victor and Honeoye. Dick loved his children and grandchildren and had much fun with them all throughout the years. He has enjoyed the company of Charlotte Darling for the past few years as they were married Dec. 18, 2010, at the Canadice United Methodist Church. He will be missed dearly by all his family and friends.
    Dick was pre-deceased by his parents, Clayton and Lottie Averill; his brothers, Clayton “Roger” Averill, Keith Averill; his sister, Arletta Fraser; and his sister-in-law, Jean Averill. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Averill of Honeoye; his children, Connie (Alex) Curry of Perkinsville, Linda VanZandt (Dennis Carnes) of Scottsville, Jeanne (Matthew) Roberts of Wayland, Joanne (Bill) Webster of Waterloo and Richard Jr. (Cindy) Averill of Wayland; step-children, Kathy (Tom) Hoertz of Honeoye, Barbara Hartman of Rochester and Scott Seils of Atlanta, Ga; 12 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his sister, Shirley Petersen of Canandaigua; his sisters-in-law Maxine Averill of Wayland and Frances (Dennis) Clarcq of Cohocton; along with several nieces and nephews.
    Dick’s family and friends may call Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 West Naples St., Wayland. His funeral service along with military honors will be at 2 pm at the conclusion of calling hours at the funeral home. Interment and committal prayers will take place at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Perkinsville at the convenience of his family. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Vincent House, 310 Second Ave., Wayland, NY 14572 or to the Canadice United Methodist Church, 4473 County Rd. 33, Honeoye, NY 14471.

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